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Nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships offer students and alumni the means to accomplish a variety of goals, including studying abroad, funding graduate education, and gaining high-level work experience.


The Office of Merit Awards is located in the Career Center annex in the Letts Hall Lower Level (entrance across from McCabe Hall) in Suite 6. Go down the ramp to the front entrance of Letts Lower Level. Enter, walk down the hallway, and take the first left. Suite 6 is on the left.

Office of Merit Awards

Telephone: 202-885-1854
Fax: 202-885-6315

Letts Lower Level, Suite Six

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Winner of a Boren Scholarship & Rangel Fellowship

I’ve always wanted to be a diplomat.

"This motivation has led me to major in International Studies here at AU. But my dream would not have been possible if I had not received the Boren Scholarship and the Rangel Fellowship. The Office of Merit Award has been the backbone in every single application process, and I am truly thankful for the constant support from my faculty mentors and the Office of Merit Awards."

number 2 for Boren Scholars & Fellows combined

7 Fulbright student scholars

1 of 7 Institutions with multiple Truman Scholars